Love me some Islay
I'm also new to this site and fairly new to finer drinking. I lost my heart to Ardbeg 10 year immediately, and developed a hankering for strong peat.
So far, Bowmore 18 and Ardbeg 10 are my two tops. The Bowmore is like a sophisticated woman, worldly and well educated with a slightly spicy side while the Ardbeg is a rough and tumble companion with a foul mouth who keeps me coming back, time and again.